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is certainly standing out. state senator wendy davis gained national attention when she staged a filibuster on abortion right. >> to protection abortion rights last summer. her activities sparked a movement for women and men across the state. >> you all have inspired every member in the senate democratic caucus. >> the honorable wendy davis. >> riding that momentum, davis took that hat in the ring to become texas governor. >> i proudly announce my candidacy -- >> 27% of funds she raised last month came from outside of texas compared to abbott's 2%, still some political strategists say it pay not be enough. cal gilson is a political scientist and professor at smu. >> the problem she has really is texas is currently a conservative state even though you think it's headed to a competitive state, a democratic state 20, 25 years from now. >> davis advocates for improved educational priorities. >> by the time i was 19 i was heading for a divorce living in my tiny trailer with my daughter amber. >> she really didn't divorce until the age of 21 and released a web video portraying the state senator a
. primary colors, voters head to the polls in the lone star state. gubernatorial candidate wendy davis is already looking ahead to november and the third wheel in the race, ted nugent. >> we're all responsible for our actions and he has reflected by associating himself with a person like ted nugent, what his values really are. >>> oscar pistorius breaks down in court during day two in the murder trial of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the victim's mother speaks out about seeing the blade runner face to face for first time in court. >> i wanted to see oscar face to face and that he would know that i was there. and i can't explain to you why but that is the reason. >>> good day, i'm chris matthews in for andrea mitchell. >>> describing ukraine's political crisis as a result of a constitutional coup. >>> the president was also asked about putin's statements and said this. >> there is a strong believe that russia aegs action is violating international law. >> andrea mitchell joins me by phone in kiev with the secretary of state. andrea, thank you. you just saw the press conference. what
is now set for democrat wendy davis versus republican greg abbott for governor, and that's to say nothing of another winner with one of the most famous names in american politics. let's bring in aisha and chip saltsman. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the big name, big talker, george p. bush, son of jeb, winning the race for land commissioner, which is a big deal in texas. his grandfather tweeting last night, "we couldn't be prouder tonight, good man, hard worker. he'll do a great job if elected." chip, this, obviously, brings up the dynasty question and whether this is just the beginning for george p. bush. >> well, we hope so, and certainly his last name didn't hurt him last night in texas and he was smart in running for a down ballot ticket, important office where he can make his political and policy chops and we expect great things in the future. >> do you have doubt this is just the start for him. >> no, but if his values reflect the values of his family, i'm afraid during the bush years, $600 billion was made by the oil industry and now that he's
. >> politics in my home state of texas just got even more interesting. democrat wendy davis has become the first gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. what are her chances of winning? >> a lot of texas democrats see some hope here, in that even if she doesn't win -- it's still early. we'll see. the idea is that she's helping to shake the trees for democrats in texas, trying to get new people motivated and registered and maybe even helping candidates down ballot, city races, county judge races, the idea that this will set the party up for even more wins. it's in those coming cycles that demographers really believe the state will start turning purple, if not blue. she has some structural disadvantages but in the long term this could help the party revive itself. >> i definitely want to get to this before i let you go. >> sure. >> george p. bush, son of former governor jeb bush, does he have a shot at furthering his family's political dynasty, if you will? >> absolutely. 37-year-old. he is really the embodiment of what both parties are now looking for in texas in the future. a guy w
texans turned out to an urban primary. most of this can be attributed to the wendy davis campaign. she's scene as the best hope for governor in 20 years. early returns from the primary show that she's well on her way to winning. however, in november, this will be a much different story. that's when davis will face-off with her highly favored republican proponent, attorney general, greg abbot. he's currently at 11 points ahead of her in the polls, and i think it's safe to say that most of the excitement for the governor's race is still to come. >> there are tea party candidates vying to win house seats from long-held incumbents, and how is that going? >> congressman, pete sessions, and john foreigner, are facing tea party challenges, and early on, it was thought that it would be a testing ground for the tea party's strength. and it appears that it's going to be a showdown with the challengers puttering out of contention early on in the game. they didn't have much name recognition to begin with, and through the early returns, it looks like the incumbents are safe. >> and the oldest memb
will face off against wendy davis, widely expected to win the democratic primary. she, by the way, is the first female gubnatoril nominee since ann richards in '94. >> kentucky's top. the state's attorney general, the number 2 refused to file an appeal. as erika pitzy shows us seven tones general have taken similar steams. >> jack conway choked tears as he explained why he would not represent the state in its appeal to defend a ban on same-sex marriage. >> the final analysis, i had to make a decision i could be proud of. for me now, and for my daughter's judgment in the future. >> his decision is at odd's with steve bashear but his stanchion is in line with a february decision from u.s. district judge john hayburn who called kentucky's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional because it treated gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them. the governor is appealing that position saying he would hire other counsel to represent it in this case though he added same-sex marriage in states should be ultimately decided by the u.s. supreme court in order to bring fina
, abbott, the republican state attorney general, has an 11-point lead over state senator wendy davis. it's abbott, 47. ms. davis, 36. that raises the question why abbott felt the need to campaign with a ted nugent at his side. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we'll cook all day today, but we're not staying in the kitchen. just start the slow cooker, add meat and pour in campbell's slow cooker sauce. by the time you get home, dinner is practically done. and absolutely delicious. everyone is cooking with new campbell's slow cooker sauces. >>> welcome back to "hardball." what happened at the white house after the country's governs met there with the president yesterday. it's been getting a loft attention, not all good for louisiana governor bobby jindal. in case you missed it, here is what happened. as usual, the governors sounded themes of bipartisanship and camaraderie until jindal took the microphone. jindal broke the kumbahyah spirit taking aim at the president, particularly his push for a federal minimum wage of $10.10, provoking dannel malloy of connecticut to jump in to chal
wendy davis. it's abbott, 47. ms. davis, 36. that raises the question why abbott felt the need to campaign with a ted nugent at his side. we'll be right back. you've tried to forget your hepatitis c. it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have time. after all there may be no symptoms for years. no wonder you try to push it to the back of your mind and forget it. but here's something you shouldn't forget. hepatitis c is a serious disease. if left untreated, it could lead to liver damage and potentially even liver cancer. if you are one of the millions of people with hepatitis c, you haven't been forgotten. there's never been a better time to rethink your hep c. because people like you may benefit from scientific advances. advances that could help you move on from hep c. now is the time to rethink hep c and talk to your doctor. visit hepchope.com to find out about treatment options. and register for a personalized guide to help you prepare for a conversation with your doctor. then don't miss sleep train's wbest rest event.st ever? you'll find sleep train's very best mattresses at
general greg abbott and state senator wendy davis cruised to primary wins. take a look. >> in calling the race for me tonight, i've become only the second female democratic gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. greg abbott? he wants to dictate for all women, including victims of rape or incest, the decisions that they should make. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead, those rights come from god. >> in a sign that the establishment versus tea party story line is far from over, not every incumbent republican escaped unscathed last night. lieutenant governor david dewhurst who lost the primary to ted cruz finished second with just 28% of the vote in a four-way race and heads to a runoff against houston state senator and conservative radio host dan patrick in an incredibly vulnerable position. >> there was an article today in washington, someone told me, that said the tea party was dead in texas. as john wayne would say, that'll be the day. the tea party is alive and well. >> i think you're going to discover that there's more
wendy davis. they'll face off in november. >> ifill: israel seized a ship in the red sea today and said it carried advanced rockets intended for palestinian militants in gaza. the naval raid happened in international waters, about a thousand miles off eilat on the israeli coast. the rockets were found aboard a ship flying the panamanian flag. israel's military said they were made in syria and smuggled by iran. traveling in los angeles, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said it's shows iran cannot be trusted, especially in ongoing nuclear talks. >> these weapons were going to be used against israel. the entire operation, this clandestine operation was organized by iran. while iran is conducting these talks, smiling to the international community it continues to arm terrorist groups continues to perpetrate terrorism around the world. >> ifill: iran denied any involvement. and a spokesman for hamas, the militant group ruling gaza, denied the rockets were bound for its territory. >> ( translated ): this zionist tale is a silly claim and a futile fabrication aimed at justifying the b
to replace people like rush holt. on tuesday, a major primary in texas, and democrats are rooting for wendy davis there. today, president obama meanwhile speaking to the dnc about what democrats should focus on. the speech is this afternoon and a white house aide said the president will say trickle down economics doesn't work, while the president believes the economy works best when grows from the middle out. >> i can't think of a time, for real, since i was elected in '72, where the majority of the american people agreed with us on every major issue we're for. so what are we worried about? >> got to love it when joe biden says "for real." republicans say trends favor the gop, which is true. their numbers are going to rebound and some of them, like this guy, are going to predict a wave election. >> i think if the election were held today, republicans would take the senate. i think there's a possibility that it is an election year on the order of magnitude of 2010. i think we could see a surprising pickup, and i think you're starting to see a lot of democrats get very, very nervous. >> and l
. featuring wendy davis and republican greg abbott. both are expected to get their party's nomination, but did you know had? there is a bush on the ballot there? george p. bush, the son of jeb bush and the nephew of former president george w. bush, is now running for land commissioner. the senate seat also up for grabs in that state. >>> a dramatic rescue, playing out in portland, oregon action when a utility worker gets trapped in the trenches. emergency crews pulling out the worker after he was buried at the bottom of a 12-foot hole for nearly four hours. he was 21-years-old and two other men were working alongside him in that sewer line trench when it collapsed. the other two escaped and began digging him out. >> never seen or been around anything like that. he's very religious guy and he was shouting prayers. >> that worker is now hospitalized in serious condition. >>> and a collector for bet. rescued in kentucky. take a look. >> remember the story we had told you about not long ago when there was that collapse in the ground there? all those corvettes in kentucky collapsed into the ground.
: the decision is pretty much over. willbbott and wendy davis win easily the nominations but there are ballot races that are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters, who are quite conservative. if you are here in austin or fullon, your television is of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate to agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things, and one is a bible, one is a gun and an assurance they do not like barack obama. ont is really the message the republican side. the other headline is at the national level. that is john cornyn, incumbent u.s. senator is being challenged by a number of republicans, including steve stockman, who ad sort -- had hoped to be strong tea party challenger and part of the national effort in many states, missouri and kansas and elsewhere, to challenge candidates.publican seem tolenge does not have gone very well. he has been hurt
gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994. >> i'm ready to fight for you and fight for every hard-working texan across the state. >> i need you on my side all the way to november the 4th, when we declare victory was the next governor for the great state of texas. >> and in the texas senate race incumbent republican breezed through the election. they easily beat tea party congressman. they called the win a victory for the full spectrum. >> as seep and suspected, texas continued to be practical. they are looking for solutions, not just speeches. >> stackman's last-minute decision grabbed national attention, but he ran a campaign seen as lacklustre. he'll face democratic nominee in november. >> the coast guard is trying to get the great lakes ready for spring, sending ice cutters into the water to prepare for the shipping season starting near the end of the month. 90% of the great lakes are covered in ice. lake superior is at 95%, the most it has seen in two decade. torrentia
like emily's list are fund-raising on a tax against candidates ironically wendy davis who has been called abortion barbie and alison grimes who has been called an empty dress. senator ted cruz was less than enthusiastic about minority leader mitch mcconnell when politico's mike allen asked him to play a game of word association. >> this will be good. >> last one. mitch mcconnell. >> leader. >> that's a statement of fact. >> that is what is stencilled on his door. >> that's all you have to say? should mitch mcconnell be the senate republican leader. >> look. that is a decision for the conference to make. >> no. but what is your personal opinion about that sf is he a leader or a sell-out? >> i strongly disagree with the decisions -- some of the decisions republican leadership has made this past year. there is a real divide over how you win elections. there are a number of folks in washington who think the way you win elections is you put your head down, you don't rock the boat, you don't take any risks. >> and that describes the current senate republican leadership? >> sadly. >> all
't tell you how honored i am. >> reporter: democrats hope wendy davis' meteoric rise translates into an update in the governor's race. and texas republicans are poised to elect their third george bush to office in the last 50 years. this one is jeb bush's son, he's favored to win his first election as state planning commissioner, george p. the other part of this election season, savannah, that is going to be huge is the amount of money going to be spent. in fact, already more money's been spent on these midterm elections than either george bush or al gore spent in their presidential campaign in 2000. it's going to be that much money. >> expensive new world, chuck. >> by the way, chuck, my barber called said he enjoyed meeting you. >> hey, i always say -- i tell people, i'm lauering. how else can i can you describe my hair? >> you wear it well. >> looking good there. >>> meantime, millions are waking up to record low temperatures combined with months of unrelenting snow and ice. we're all looking forward to spring. and it seems a little help from technology, nbc's dylan dreyer ha
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